Poway Chamber mixer
The Poway Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at Belmont Village Senior Living, 13075 Evening Creek Drive South, Sabre Springs. Complimentary admission is available to chamber members who pre-register at www.poway.com or call 858-748-0016. Prospective members can contact the chamber about being added to the guest list. Non-member admission is $25.
PHS Dance Team car wash
Support the Poway High dance team by getting your car washed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at RB Oil Change, at the corner of Pomerado and Rancho Bernardo roads in Rancho Bernardo.
Old Poway Park concert
Susan Winsberg and Blackwaterside entertain at a free concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. For more details, call 858-668-4576.
PHS alumni picnic
Poway High alumni and families are welcome to the alumni picnic 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Lake Poway. Tour Poway High from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a free, no-host event so bring your own snacks and beverages. For details, visit powayfoundation.org/alumni or email Luckylinz7@att.net.
Learn how to write resumes that generate results from HR professional Marcie Cashen at a free resume writing workshop 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway. Registration is 6 p.m., orientation, 6:30 p.m. More details at www.inlandnet.org.
CPR/life saving class
A Red Cross adult CPR/AED and Infant First Aid class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway. The adult CPR class is 8 a.m. to noon, and the infant first aid class is 1 to 5 p.m. Each session can be taken separately at $30 each or both for $55. Participants receive a certificate, book and reinforcement CD. To register, call Chris Bodle at 858-618-5952 or email email@example.com.
Camp close to home 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Lake Poway. Activities include night hikes, campfire, fishing and pedal boating. Bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies, charcoal and grill (limited grills available at lake.) Free continental breakfast in morning. Cost is $52 for Poway residents, $62 for non-residents per family of five. For more details, call 858-668-4770 or visit www.poway.org/lakepoway.
Lake Poway concert
Full Moon Fever performs at the Sharp Summer Concert Series at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Road. Free. Parking $5 for non-Poway residents. Free shuttle from Poway High School. For details, call 858-668-4770.
Become a junior nature ranger
The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is offering a junior nature ranger program for children ages 6-10 from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the reserve located off of Espola Road. Docents will lead children through a series of activities allowing them to experience nature first-hand, have fun and receive a certificate. Limited to 15 children. To sign up, call 858-668-4781.
Get cooking tips
Trader Joe’s cookbook author Deana Gunn gives a cooking demonstration, including samples, and offers recipes and cooking tips at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Road.
Old Poway Park concert
The Pomerado Community Band performs the last free concert of the season beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. For more details, call 858-668-4576.
Movies in the Park
“Hotel Transylvania” is the final Summer Movies in the Park 2013 Saturday, Aug. 17 in Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive. The movie begins at dusk, and the family-fun recreation area opens one hour before the movie begins. Free. For full schedule, visit www.SummerMoviesInThePark.com.
Boardwalk Craft Market
Find that perfect gift or something for yourself at the Boardwalk Craft Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month through August in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Other park activities include the farmers market 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, train rides and museums most weekends. For details, call 858-486-3497 or visit poway.org/oldpowaypark.
SDSU reading program
San Diego Sate University, College of Extended Studies, will offer eight different reading skills programs for children 4 years old through adult in Poway and Rancho Penasquitos. Tuition fees vary by program level. Late summer session begins July 23. For more information or to register, call 888-201-2448.
Leftover paint from household and commercial use can be recycled at two Poway locations: Dunn-Edwards, 12344 Poway Road and Sherwin-Williams, 13355 Midland Road. This recycling program was established by state law requiring paint manufacturers to develop a recycling program for leftover paint.
For more details and locations, visit www.paintcare.org.
Poway residents with limited resources can get low-cost counseling at Palomar Family Counseling Service during Forward on Friday. Services include screening and assessment for individuals, couples and families, plus play therapy, family sessions and urgent review session. Also available in Spanish. For more information, call Ellen Drysdale at 858-748-3610.
Donate baby clothes
Gently Hugged, a nonprofit organization, is collecting gently used and new baby clothing, from newborn to 1 year, to distribute to military, low-income and immigrant families. Collection bins are located at Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool, 14280 Poway Road, Poway and Roots Hair Salon, 11671 Duenda Road, Rancho Bernardo. For more details and other bin locations, visit www.gentlyhugged.org.
Help at school
Local elementary schools are seeking senior volunteers to come to school an hour a week to help a child with reading. No special background is needed. Pick your day, time, and school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449 for details.
Acupuncture for vets
A free acupuncture clinic for veterans is 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Heart of Healing Acupuncture, 13514 Pomerado Road, Suite F, Poway. For details, call 858-699-3015 or visit www.heartofhealingacupuncture.com.
Pomerado Hospital needs your used magazines for its waiting rooms and patient magazine cart. News magazine should be up to a month old and monthly magazines up to 3 months old. Bring the magazines to the hospital’s front desk. For more details, call 858-613-4659.
Palomar Health is looking for volunteers for its medical facilities. Positions include those with and without patient contact, various locations and duties, and flexible hours.
Call 858-613-4659 or go to www.pph.org/volunteer for details.
Apply for Head Start
Head Start is accepting applications for its federally funded free preschool program. The program offers nutritious meals, educational activities and kindergarten readiness skills. It serves over 198 families living in the Poway Unified School District. Foster children and children with special needs are also served by the program.
For more information, call 858-672-0738 or 858-391-0216.
Help with harvesting
The Backyard Produce Project is seeking volunteers to harvest residential fruit trees. It is an enjoyable outdoor group activity. Participate at your convenience. All fruit is donated to local families in need. Contact Jane Radatz at email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Explore ancient village
Explore an ancient village in the middle of Poway at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center, 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail, off Poway Road across from Silver Lake Drive. The center is open 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. For more details, call 858-668-1292 or visit poway.org/kiic.
Shop ‘n’ Adopt
Escondido Humane Society is discounting the fees of animals adopted on Wednesdays only if the adopter brings in items from the group’s wish list. The fee reduction will be double the gift price, so bring a receipt. Items can also be purchased online via EHS’ Amazon wish list.
To see the list, go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org/ehs_028.htm. For questions, call 760-888-2242.